Quake strikes off northeast Japan

  04 May 2019    Read: 1124
Quake strikes off northeast Japan

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Hokkaido early on Sunday morning local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, Reuters reports. 

The epicenter of the quake was 59 km below the surface, the USGS said, in the sea off the coastal city of Nemuro on the far eastern tip of the northern island of Hokkaido.

Neither the USGS-linked Pacific Tsunami Warning Center nor the Japanese Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake.


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